Australia: Sex workers win apology from Salvation Army after threatening protest on Red Shield Appeal

Friday, 22 May 2009 6:20 PM

LiveNews | Tim Brunero

The Salvation Army has issued a public apology after a sex worker lobby group labelled one of the charity’s newspaper ads “discriminative”.

The Scarlet Alliance, which represents the interests of sex workers nationwide, took exception to an ad in today’s Daily Telegraph and threatened to issue a ‘red ban’ on the Red Shield Appeal which launched today.

“The very last thing we would want to do would be to distance ourselves from any person in need and so as a direct result we pilled the ad from our public media.” Continue reading


Judge blocks SC AG from charges against Craigslist

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
May 22

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked South Carolina’s attorney general from making any move to prosecute Craigslist executives for ads that lead to prostitution arrests while the company pursues its lawsuit against the state.

The order from U.S. District Judge Weston Houck stems from an agreement between Attorney General Henry McMaster and Craigslist. It requires McMaster “to refrain from initiating or pursuing any prosecution against craigslist or its officers” regarding content posted on the site. Continue reading